College Football: BCS Rankings: Can Oklahoma State End Up in the Championship?

Jayson LoveCorrespondent IOctober 16, 2011

AUSTIN, TX - OCTOBER 15:  Defensive end Alex Okafor #80 of the Texas Longhorns gets quarterback Brandon Weeden #3 of the Oklahoma State University Cowboys for a safety in the fourth quarter on October 15, 2011 at Darrell K. Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium in Austin, Texas.  Oklahoma State beat Texas 38-26. (Photo by Erich Schlegel/Getty Images)
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LSU, Alabama and Oklahoma have, for the most part, been the clear cut top teams thus far this season.

Oklahoma was challenged with a road trip to FSU and came out the winner.  Alabama has been impressive with three victories over top 25 teams, including a road victory at then No. 23 Penn State and blowouts of Florida and Arkansas—the win over Florida coming at Gainesville.

LSU has the most impressive wins with three wins coming on the road against ranked opponents, including a Week 1 victory over then No. 3 Oregon.

Quietly, OK State has navigated its way to a 6-0 record and has some impressive wins. This weekend, the Cowboys traveled to No. 22 Texas and came away with a 38-26 win. They also boast a road win over then No. 8 Texas A&M.

While LSU, Alabama and Oklahoma contend with tough schedules, the Cowboys are set up for an undefeated season and a chance at the championship game.

Alabama will play LSU on Nov. 5.  One of those teams will lose that game, which means a loss on the resume of either LSU or Alabama.

Oklahoma faces road games against Kansas State and Baylor and hosts Texas A&M on Nov. 5

Even if Oklahoma can navigate that slate undefeated, they still have to play Oklahoma State to close out the season at OK State.

Either LSU or Alabama is guaranteed at least one loss.  Just like Oklahoma, Oklahoma State has games with Baylor and Kansas State.

However, Oklahoma State hosts both Baylor and Kansas State, and should both teams hold serve, Oklahoma State has its regular season finale showdown with Oklahoma at home in Stillwater.